JUNE 2004 CORPORATE PROFILE
Best Line Equipment was founded in 1985 by Michael
Houseknecht in Muncy, PA. Starting in a rented service
station with lawn and garden equipment, Best Line
has grown to 13 locations and boasts over 18,000
pieces of rental equipment. MikeH, President and
Owner, now resides in the State College area with
his wife Torie and 2 of their 8 children.
Line now has 3 powersports dealerships, with locations
in Muncy, Towanda, and Centre Hall. The Polaris
brand is a feature at all 3 locations. The power
sports business is overseen by Chief Operating Officer,
Mike G and Mike H were friends when the company
began in 1985. Mike G provided part time help from
1986 to 1997 as the company developed from its infancy.
Once Mike H had enough full time employees in 1997,
he no longer needed Mike G’s help.
September of 2000, Mike G returned to Best Line
and left PPL Company. He returned to the company
as COO to help advance the business. Mike provides
oversight of the Sales, Marketing, and all operational
aspects of the business. He is an avid snowmobile
rider, ATV enthusiast, and has always been passionate
about Polaris products. Mike G resides in Muncy
with his wife of nearly 25 years Lynn and their
Line has 6 Polaris Master Service Designation repair
technicians, 3 Polaris full-time parts personnel,
and 5 full-time Polaris salespeople. Best Line enjoys
and appreciates the relationship with SSRTA and
thanks everyone for the machine, parts, and accessory
business. We hope to continue getting the Polaris
brand further involved with SSRTA and promoting
the expansion of safe riding in PA!